Sociology Programs

Sociology is the systematic study of societies, groups, and human interaction. As a community of social scientists committed to the Christian faith, the SPU sociology faculty seek to educate you in the perspectives and methods of sociology in order to prepare you for faithful service and leadership.

The Department of Sociology’s goals are for you to

  • Develop a sociological imagination that allows you to critically apply sociological perspectives to social institutions and problems.
  • Learn the skills of research design, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Explore the interrelationship between Christian faith and sociology so you can critically and faithfully apply your sociological knowledge in your work, community, and spiritual life.

Find out more about this department’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.

Degree programs

*Note: The Urban Studies program is not accepting new applicants during the 2018-19 academic year, and the major will no longer be offered beginning in 2019-20.

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Sociology Department

Visit the Sociology website to read more about how a degree from this department can help you achieve your goals and make a difference in the world.

Time Schedule 

Course planning

Suggested course sequences help you complete your degree in a timely manner.